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compressed air

noun
1.
air compressed, especially by mechanical means, to a pressure higher than the surrounding atmospheric pressure.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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compressed air

noun
1.
air at a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure: used esp as a source of power for machines
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